Philippines - Earthquake (GDACS, USGS, NDRRMC, PAGASA) (ECHO Daily Flash of 17 December 2019)

  • According to the National Disaster Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), 7 died following the 6.8 M earthquake in Davao del Sur Province, Mindanao on 15 December.
  • 48 people are injured, 9,565 are housed in 13 temporary evacuation centres and 9,755 have been affected. At least 55 public buildings, 11 schools and 14 bridges have been damaged.
  • There have been as many as 556 aftershocks, 55 of which were felt by the local population.
  • The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has issued a severe flood advisory for south-east Mindanao (including Davao del Sur Province), with rain and thunderstorms expected over the next 24 hours.